Faculty and students in the Globalization, Development and Cities (GDC) core specialize in research on globalization, international conflict, development, and Global North-South interactions. In addition, our faculty has expertise in institutional and policy analysis of global governing institutions such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and World Trade Organization.
Interdisciplinary teaching and research in this core area addresses such issues as
- conflict and terrorism (Chatterjee)
- resource wars and resource conflicts (Ahmed)
- energy and food security (Ahmed, Fry)
- poverty (Ahmed, Chatterjee)
- development/underdevelopment (Ahmed, Chatterjee)
- social and environmental movements (Ahmed, Chatterjee)
- urbanization and segregation (Ahmed, Chatterjee, Fry)
- political economy of trade (Ahmed)
- commodity flow and cultural interaction (Ahmed, Chatterjee, Fry)
Undergraduate students interested in the GDC core area should meet with a departmental advisor to create a customized degree plan. Graduate students should contact the graduate advisor and Dr. Ahmed or Dr. Chatterjee.